Airplay Mirroring only supported 2011 or newer?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by colbertnation, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009
    I'm just going to go ahead and skip the whole debate over what hardware components can handle Airplay mirroring vs where Apple wants to arbitrarily draw the limits to sell more Macs. Here's my question:

    Does anyone here know a way to bypass that limitation? I've heard of "AirParrot," and I might have to try that in the end. But I'm asking more from a tinkering stand point... as in, are there any settings or command line inputs I can play around with on Mountain Lion to get Airplay mirroring to work on my 2010 MBP?
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    No need for the paranoia.
    There are technical issues which drive their decision.
  3. macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2008
    It is using Intel Quick Sync Video for the encoding which is why it needs 2011 or newer.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009
    Ah, that makes sense. Is there a way to get around it though? I'm fine with slower AirPlay mirroring...
  5. macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    You can try airparrot, just google it and you can get a free 20 minute trial. It works good the only thing my version did not stream sound to my tv (it stayed with the computer). I was kinda bummed out when my 2010 mbp was not compatible. One reason future proofing does not work as technology keeps changing to quickly to take advantage of latest and greatest.

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